Sony a6500 mirrorless camera announced, in-depth specs

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Sony has recently announced its latest flagship APS-C sensor camera with 4D FOCUS featuring 425 phase detection AF points, called the Sony ?6500 (model ILCE-6500). New device seems company’s top of the line APS-C E-mount mirrorless camera. However, Sony ?6500 may look a lot like the a6300. But the new one comes with a higher specifications and also more expensive compared with the sister model.

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As an exciting prospect, it will be rival of Nikon D500 and Canon EOS 7D Mark II cameras. Comparing with the a6300, this one has same copper-wired 24MP CMOS sensor but it brings most notably in-body image stabilization, touchscreen control, and a faster processor. So, the Sony a6500 is considerably more usable for fast-paced shooting.

It comes with 5 stops of improvement when tested to CIPA standards using a 55mm lens. Well, the camera is capable to delivering the capability significantly enhances the camera’s appeal, both for stills and video shooting. There’s also the option to limit the active area of the touchscreen for touchpad AF to the right 1/2, right 1/4, or whole screen. Keep in mind that the a6500’s touchscreen is allowing users to use it as a touchpad to specify the autofocus point when shooting through the camera’s electronic viewfinder.

Sony ?6500 features and specifications

  • 24.2 MP APS-C type (23.5 x 15.6 mm) 3:2 Exmor CMOS sensor with BIONZ X image processing engine
  • Shoots in 4K and Full HD at up to 120fps
  • 425 phase-detection AF points with High-density Tracking AF Technology
  • Fast Hybrid AF (phase-detection AF/contrast-detection AF) for stills and movies (0.05 sec)
  • 11fps (Hi+) continuous shooting and 8fps (Hi) live-view continuous shooting
  • In-body 5-axis image stabilization
  • Supports Sony E-mount lenses
  • 0.39 type (1.0 cm) XGA OLED XGA OLED electronic viewfinder
  • 2.95 in (3.0-type) wide TFT LCD Screen
  • Tough magnesium alloy, dust and moisture resistant body and robust lens mount
  • Built-in stereo microphone, 3.5mm Stereo jack
  • WiFi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, NFC, micro HDMI
  • Built-in flash
  • Multi-slot reader for Memory Stick Duo/SD memory card

The Sony ?6500 interchangeable lens camera will be available for purchase sometime in November for U.S. market and price of $1,400.

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